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Mash Plates 26-50

Nail stamping is a great way to get intricate designs on your fingers when you aren’t so artistically inclined yourself.  If I had to free hand a design on all of my fingers…..let’s just say……no.

Konad is the brand that seems to rule the school.  The prices on the Konad plates were enough to send this girl on the hunt for something else.  (Though I will admit to ordering a Konad stamper through Amazon.  The stamper I currently have is a little blah.)

First,  I went to Ulta and bought a little baby stamping kit by Essence.  This is the current stamper and scraper that I have, and I originally only had the one plate.  I was not impressed with this, but I was not discouraged.  I do not use the scraper.  I go with the plastic card method.  And, as previously mentioned,  I am waiting on a better stamper to come from Amazon.

So, in my Amazon blitz, I placed orders for Mash and Pueen plates.  Both of these brands have lots of good reviews floating around, and I liked the images.  The price was excellent as well.  I have tons of new plates for less than $30.

I wanted to break down the Mash plates for anyone considering purchasing them.  The picture on Amazon wasn’t great.  (After trying to snap some of my own, I understand why.)  I really would recommend them, and I hope that you find this helpful.


PACKAGING

IMG_1684IMG_1686 Each plate comes individually packaged in a thin, plastic bag.  When you open it, you need to pull off the clear plastic film that is protecting the images.  (Believe it or not, some people don’t know to do this.)  IMG_1685  Each plate has a protective paper backing on it, and the edges seem to be filed.  (No mini razors.)

I had no trouble with images being damaged, plates, bending, getting cut, or any of the other hassles I had read about online.

So far, so good.

Let’s keep going.

 

MASH PLATES 26 – 28          Small Images and Tips

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Top 26, Left 27, Right 28

 


MASH PLATES 29 – 31          Small Images

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Top 29, Left 30, Right 31

 


MASH PLATES 32 – 34          Small Images

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Top 32, Left 33, Right 34

 


MASH PLATES 35 – 37          Small Images

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Top 35, Left 36, Right 37

 


MASH PLATES 38 – 40          Full Nail and Small Images

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Top 38, Left 39, Right 40

 


MASH PLATES 41 – 43          Full Nail and Small Images

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Top 41, Left 42, Right 43

 


MASH PLATES 44 – 46          Full Nail and Small Images

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Top 44, Left 45, Right 46

 


MASH PLATES 47 – 48          Full Nail and Small Images

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Left 47, Right 48

 


MASH PLATES 49 – 50          Full Nail and Small Images

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Left 49, Right 50

 


So, there are the plates that came.  I wanted to see how well they worked.  I did a few sample stamps using my Essence stamper, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Black Out polish, a plastic card scraper, and then stamped it on a post it note.  Maybe not the ideal situation, but good enough.  Here’s a quick sampling.

IMG_1689IMG_1690 Despite all that was not perfect with how I ran my trial run, I was pleased with the product.  The images have lots of detail, and it shows up in the stamp.  I like that there wasn’t a problem using other polish, because I am not going to spend tons of money on special polishes.

My final verdict on these is that they were a great purchase.  The money spent was worth it, and I will have lots of fun mani/pedis from this set.

What do you think?  Any questions or comments?  Let me know.  I’d love to hear from you!

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Amazon Haul Part One

Okay folks.  I admit, that I am not a big online shopper, but the Amazon bug bit me.  I found all kinds of deals, free shipping, add ons, and what not, and I couldn’t resist.  I wanted to boost my nail art collection, but doing it through a beauty supply store is pricey!  And since I only do this for me, I couldn’t justify spending that kind of cash on a hobby.  That’s where Amazon came in.  You can get all kinds of stuff on there for pennies.  Not all of it is American made, though, so if that is a big thing for you, you will pay a little more.  (Still less than a beauty supply store.)

Have I rambled enough yet?

Here is what I have gotten so far.  (I apologize for the picture quality.)


DRIED FLOWERS

Dried Flowers

Dried Flowers

 These are some dried flowers that I ordered.  I have dried my own flowers from home and used them in my nail art, but I wanted some really vibrant colors.

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IMG_1660  I hope you can see these.  They are just teeny flowers.  You cut off the pieces you want to use and attach them to polish that is still a little wet.


FIMO SLICES

IMG_1663  I really enjoy using fimo slices now and then.  I think they are a nice pop of color and variety.  This set did not disappoint.  It is from Cheeky Beauty. I got ten wheels filled with all sorts of images.  

*Note:  This set is a little flower heavy, but that was my choice.  IMG_1664IMG_1665  I tried to get a little closer so you could see that the pictures are easy to make out and very bright.  (The lighting just isn’t working for me!)


FIMO FLOP

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This wheel was NOT part of the set above.  I ordered this separately, because in the Amazon pic, it was full of bright, recognizable fruits.  That is not the case in reality.  These are strange colored, fairly unrecognizable things.  I will be able to use some, but overall, I was not impressed with this set.


PLATE STORAGE

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This is a nice little carrier for nail stamping plates from Pueen.  It reminds me of a little CD case.  You just slide your plates in and there is no more worry about scratches.  I also like that I can see all of the images without having to finger each and every plate…just turn the page.


NAIL STAMPING PLATES

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I got two sets of stamping plates.  The Pueen set came in a storage case, while the Mash set came individually packaged.  Obviously, I have yet to dive into these and do some tests.  (I will post when I do.)  At first glance, I am super happy with them.  The images have lots of variety and potential for creativity.  I can’t wait to get started with them!


The last thing that came was some loose glitter.  I didn’t feel a big need to post about it though.  It’s glitter.  

If you have questions or comments, I would love to know!  Look for coming posts as things arrive and I test them out!

Thanks for reading!  Ta-ta!


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